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Best of Turkey Tour

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Duration

10 days 9 nights

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

8 people

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Languages

English

Overview

Small group guided in-depth Turkey tour of 10 day and 9 night. The tour starts and ends in Istanbul. The size of the group is maximum 8 people.

You will enjoy visiting Turkey’s famous 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites of Istanbul – Old City, Troy, Pergamon, Ephesus, Aphrodisias,  Pamukkale – Hierapolis and amazing Cappadocia. You will have an unique experience of stunning natural landscapes to remarkable ancient ruins during this tour. Going off the tourist track and visiting the temple of Apollo in Claros and Laodicea, it is one of the Seven Churches of Revelation. You will be guided by professional licensed Turkish tour guide,  experienced, knowledgeable and  fluent in English.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the Old City of Istanbul, once Constantinople and capital of the eastern Rome.
  • Enjoy the unique landscape and volcanic rock formations of Cappadocia.
  • Walk on white calcium terraces of Pamukkale – Turkish Cotton Castle and visit Hierapolis.
  • See the famous Celsus Library in Ephesus, the best preserved ancient Roman city in Turkey.
  • Visit the Aphrodisias, ancient Roman city dedicated to goddess of love and beauty.
  • Explore the 9 layers of legendry Homeric Troy.
  • See World War I memorials in Gallipoli and visit Anzac cove, Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair.
  • Visit the well preserved ancient hospital complex in Pergamon.
  • Going off the tourist track and see the temple of Apollo in Claros and visit Laodicea.
  • Enjoy local food and experience the real Turkish cuisine.
  • Opportunity of the hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia, which is a spectacular experience.

Itinerary

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Day 1-ISTANBUL (World Heritage Site)
Day 1-ISTANBUL (World Heritage Site)

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Arrival in Istanbul and transfer to your hotel. Depending on arrival time, visit to the Mosque of Suleyman the Magnificent and enjoy the view of the Golden Horn from the garden of the mosque.
Distance to travel: 40 km.
Accommodation: 4 Star Ramada Old City Hotel or similar in Istanbul.

Day 2 - ISTANBUL (World Heritage Site)
Day 2 - ISTANBUL (World Heritage Site)

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Visit Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar.
Distance to travel: 15 km.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: 4 Star Ramada Old City Hotel or similar in Istanbul.

Day 3 - GALLIPOLI – DARDANELLES – CANAKKALE
Day 3 - GALLIPOLI – DARDANELLES – CANAKKALE

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Gallipoli including World War I memorial of ANZAC Cove, Chunuk Bair and Lone Pine Cemetery, crossing Dardanelles and brief visit to city of Canakkale.
Distance to travel: 320 km.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: 4 Star Akol Hotel or similar in Canakkale.

Day 4 - TROY (World Heritage Site) – PERGAMON (World Heritage Site)– KUSADASI
Day 4 - TROY (World Heritage Site) – PERGAMON (World Heritage Site)– KUSADASI

Highlights and visit sites of the day: The legendary city of Troy, replica of the Trojan horse and ancient hospital complex of Asklepion in Pergamon.
Distance to travel: 390 km.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: 4 Star Marina Hotel or similar in Kusadasi

Day 5 - EPHESUS (World Heritage Site) – CLAROS – KUSADASI
Day 5 - EPHESUS (World Heritage Site) – CLAROS – KUSADASI

Highlights and visit sites of the day: The house of Virgin Mary, the incredible city of Ephesus and its colossal Greek Theatre, the Marble Road, the Celsus Library, the Temple of Diana, an ancient sanctuary and the temple of Apollo in Claros.
Distance to travel: 150 km.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: 4 Star Marina Hotel or similar in Kusadasi

Day 6 - APHRODISIAS (World Heritage Site) – LAODICEIA – PAMUKKALE (World Heritage Site)
Day 6 - APHRODISIAS (World Heritage Site) – LAODICEIA – PAMUKKALE (World Heritage Site)

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Aphrodisias, the city of art and beauty, dedicated to the Goddess Aphrodite, Laodicea, it is one of the Seven Churches of Revelation, Pamukkale or Cotton Castle in Turkish, it is worldwide famous for its white calcium travertine, Hierapolis, the ancient necropolis (city of the dead), Pluto’s Gate or Door to Hell, stay in a spa hotel, where you can swim in the heated pools of enriched mineral water.
Distance to travel: 350 km.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: 5 Star Lycus River Hotel or similar in Pamukkale.

Day 7 - KONYA – CAPPADOCIA (World Heritage Site)
Day 7 - KONYA – CAPPADOCIA (World Heritage Site)

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Konya, the Whirling Dervish Museum, exhibition of Dervish costumes, instruments, illuminated manuscripts and various ethnographic artifacts, the Karatay Madrasa, a 13th century school, now a museum displaying historic ceramics and archaeological relics.
Distance to travel: 590 km.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.

Day 8 - CAPPADOCIA (World Heritage Site)
Day 8 - CAPPADOCIA (World Heritage Site)

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Cappadocia, unique landscape of volcanic rock formations, amazing underground churches and cities carved into the rocks by early Christians, going off the tourist track and visit small villages and discover the unknown parts of Cappadocia. Visit Magic Valley, Goreme and Zelve Open Air Museum, Pasabag Valley and Cavusin Village. Optional hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia early in the morning.
Distance to travel: 40 km.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation: Cave Hotel in Cappadocia.

Day 9 - CAPPADOCIA – ISTANBUL (World Heritage Site)
Day 9 - CAPPADOCIA – ISTANBUL (World Heritage Site)

Highlights and visit sites of the day: Visit Sinasos (Mustafa Pasha), explore the old Greek village with historical Greek and Ottoman houses, see the church of Constantine-Helen, see interesting rock formations in Urgup, Ortahisar and Uchisar, visit and explore Derinkuyu or Kaymakli underground city. We will transfer you Cappadocia airport in the late afternoon to fly Istanbul.
Distance to travel: 60 km.
Meal: Breakfast and Lunch.
Accommodation: 4 Star Ramada Old City Hotel or similar in Istanbul.

Day 10 - ISTANBUL (World Heritage Site)
Day 10 - ISTANBUL (World Heritage Site)

After breakfast, transfer to the Istanbul airport and end of our service.
Meal: Breakfast.

Included/Exclude

  • Domestic flights
  • Accommodation as per itinerary 5 and 4 star hotel
  • Local taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals: 9 breakfast, 7 lunch, 6 dinner
  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • Hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities

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